Born on July 16th, 1975 in Florence (Italy)
His main research interests are wind engineering, flow-induced vibrations, bluff-body aerodynamics and structural dynamics. He gave scientific contributions through both experimental studies in the wind tunnel and computational fluid dynamics simulations mainly in the fields of bridge flutter, vortex-induced vibration of bridge decks and slender structures, interference of vortex-induced vibration and galloping, wind loads on buildings, and energy-harvesting from flutter-induced vibrations.
May 2006: PhD in “Vulnerability and Fluid-Soil-Structure Interaction”, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (top marks).
July 2002: Master degree in Environmental Engineering, University of Florence (top marks).
Sep 2016 – Present: Research Associate (RTD, art. 24 c.3-a L. 240/10) in Structural Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Florence (with Associate Professor habilitation from 2017)
Dec 2016 – Present: Member of the Board of Teachers of the International PhD Course in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Florence, University of Pisa, University of Perugia, Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany).
Previous Positions (including main temporary visiting positions)
Mar 2007 – Aug 2016: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Florence
Aug 2005 – Feb 2012: For many times, Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Aeroelasticity, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Göttingen (Germany), invited by Dr. Günter Schewe and financially supported by the DLR projects “3D Effects in Separated Flows” (2009-2011) and “Numerical Simulations of Flows around Bluff Bodies” (2007-2008).
Feb 2005: Visiting Scientist at the wind tunnel laboratory “Jules Vernes” of CSTB, Nantes, France.
July 2014:EASD JUNIOR AWARD 2014, European Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD); award in the area "Applications of Structural Dynamics" for “his significant contributions in developing procedures linking structural dynamics with wind engineering problems".
July 2011:IAWE JUNIOR AWARD 2011, International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE); for “his many contributions to the modeling of dynamic wind load effects”.
June 2008: PREMIO ANIV 2008, Italian Association for Wind Engineering (ANIV); for the best scientific paper on a wind engineering topic published in an international journal in the previous two years by a young Italian researcher.
Co-author of more than 120 papers (26 international journal papers).
Hirsch-index: 13 (Scopus).
Citations: 603 (Scopus).
Activity as reviewer
2009 – Present: Reviewer of more than 150 manuscripts for 28 International Journals
Nov 2018: Invited lecture (“The effect of incoming turbulence on the self-excited instabilities of slender structures”) at the Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham, UK.
Nov 2016: Keynote Speaker on "Turbulence modelling strategies" for the Workshop on “Computational Fluid Dynamics for Wind Energy Applications" in the framework of the PhD Course Horizon 2020 MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS - Innovative Training Networks - Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014.
- 46 oral presentations of papers at 28 international conferences and 11 national conferences (since 2005).
- Member of the Scientific Committee of the 2nd International Symposium on Flutter and its Applications (ISFA), Paris, France, May 12-14, 2020.
- Member of the Scientific Committee of the 8th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications (BBAA), Boston, US, June 7-11, 2016.
- Member of the Organizing Committee of the XII Italian National Conference on Wind Engineering (IN-VENTO 2012), Venice, October 7-10, 2012.
- Chairman of technical sessions at several international conferences (CWE 2018, Seoul, South Korea; ESMC 2018, Bologna, Italy; IN-VENTO 2018, Naples, Italy; EACWE 2017, Liège, Belgium; ISFA 2016, Tokyo, Japan; IN-VENTO 2016, Terni, Italy; IN-VENTO 2014, Genoa, Italy; ICWE 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
Supervision of students
2014 – Present: 3 PhD students.
2008 – Present: 20 Master students and 1 Bachelor’s student.
Teaching (a selection of the most relevant courses)
2019 – Present: Regular lecturer of Steel Structures, Master Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Florence.
2017 – Present: Regular lecturer of Wind Engineering, Master Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Florence.
2009 – 2016: Co-lecturer of Wind Engineering, Master Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Florence.
2007 – Present: Co-lecturer of Theory of Structures II, Master Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Florence.
2006 – 2009: Co-lecturer of Structural Engineering, Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, University of Florence.
Jun 2018: Lecturer for the Training Course on “Experimental Modelling of Wind Actions and Structural Response”, University of Florence, in the framework of the European Project Marinet 2 (project ID 731084).
Mar 2018: Organizer of the course on “Random Vibrations and Probabilistic Approaches for Structural Analysis” for the International PhD Course in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Florence.
Sep 2017: Lecturer for the PhD course on “Design of Wind-Excited Civil Structures” at the University of Roma La Sapienza.
Apr 2015: Lectures on “Stochastic structural dynamics” for the International PhD Course in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Florence.
Feb 2013: Lecturer for the Training Course on “Experimental Modeling of Wind Actions on Offshore Structures”, University of Florence, in the framework of the European Project Marinet-FP7-INFRA-2010.
Feb 2011: Lecturer for the Advanced Professional Training in “Wind Actions and Effects on Structures” at the International Center of Mechanical Sciences (CISM), Udine.
June 2008: Lecture on “Aeroelastic phenomena affecting bluff bodies: the issue of uncertainty” for the International PhD Course in Risk Management on the Built Environment, University of Florence.
Memberships of Scientific Societies
2017 – Present: Secretary and member of the Executive Board of the Inter-university Research Centre on Building Aerodynamics and Wind Engineering (CRIACIV).
2016 – Present: Member of the Board of Teachers of the International PhD Course in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Florence, University of Pisa, University of Perugia, Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany).
2015 – Present: Member of the Special Interest Group of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering (ANIV) on the topic “Computational Wind Engineering” for the preparation of an annex to the Recommendations CNR-DT 207 (“Guide for the Assessment of Wind Actions and Effects on Structures”).
2012 – Present: Member of the group of Structural Dynamics and Stability (GADES) of the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (AIMETA).
2011 – Present: Member of the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (AIMETA).
2006 – Present: Member of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering (ANIV).
2003 – Present: Member of the Scientific Board of the Inter-university Research Centre on Building Aerodynamics and Wind Engineering (CRIACIV).
Participation to Research Projects 2017 – Present: Member of the local research unit in the EU RFCS Research Project STEELWAR.
2003 – 2012: Member of the local research unit in four projects PRIN (PERBACCO, AER-BRIDGE, WI-POD, AEROGEN).
2019: Scientific Manager of the research contract between CRIACIV and Italian Ministry of Defense for “Wind tunnel tests on a scale model of a steel hangar for parachuting activities” (32,000 €).
2018: Scientific Manager of the research contract between CRIACIV and GSD Real Estate S.r.l. for “Wind tunnel tests on the façades of the new building of the I.R.C.C.S. Orthopedic Institute Galeazzi in area ex-Expo 2015 in Milan” (39,500 €).
2018: Scientific Manager of the research contract between CRIACIV and Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA), Morocco, for “Wind tunnel tests on the roofing of the new Terminal of the Rabat-Salé Airport” (28,900 €).
2018: Scientific Manager of the research contract between CRIACIV and Cimolai S.p.A. for “Wind tunnel tests and dynamic response calculation of the roofing structures of Parco Minerali and Parco Fossili in the ILVA plant in Taranto” (47,500 €).
2018: Scientific Manager of the research contract with the Municipality of Florence for “Dynamic tests on the footbridge of Isolotto” (3,090 €).
2006 – present: Member of the research team for 23 CRIACIV research contracts (the great majority requiring wind tunnel tests).
2015 – Present: Official collaboration to the revision of the Italian Recommendations CNR-DT 207 (“Guide for the Assessment of Wind Actions and Effects on Structures”).
- Ingegneria del vento
- Vibrazioni di strutture dovute all'azione del vento
- Aerodinamica dei corpi tozzi
- Dinamica delle strutture
- Identificazione da misure sperimentali dei parametri dinamici delle strutture
Erogazione della didattica a distanza nella settimana 9-15 marzo 2020 per il Corso di Costruzioni Metalliche / Strutture in Acciaio:
Delle presentazioni con un commento audio verranno caricate su Moodle nel corso della settimana. Come sempre, gli studenti iscritti riceveranno un messaggio via via che il materiale viene messo a disposizione.
Coloro che non si sono ancora iscritti al corso su Moodle sono invitati a farlo e coloro che non hanno la chiave di accesso mi possono contattare via e-mail (claudio.mannini(AT)unifi.it).
Ricevimenti telematici potranno essere concordati per e-mail oppure tramite messaggi via Moodle.
- Wind engineering
- Flow-induced vibrations
- Bluff-body aerodynamics
- Structural dynamics
- Identification from experimental measurements of structural dynamic parameters
On-line classes during the week March 9-15 2020 for the course of Steel Structures:
Some presentations with recorded audio-comment will be uploaded on Moodle during the week. As usual, the registered students will receive a message as soon as the material is made available.
Those who have not registered to the course on Moodle yet, are invited to it. Those who have not got the password can contact me via e-mail (claudio.mannini(AT)unifi.it).
On-line meetings with students will be agreed by e-mail or by messages through Moodle.